Sat.May 19, 2018 - Fri.May 25, 2018

Grow Your Business with Volumetric Concrete

Construction Business Owner

Nearly every facet of the construction industry uses concrete, from building major highways to decorative landscaping. No matter how small or large the job, the traditional method of concrete delivery has remained the same—drum mixers bring in a load from the batch plant. Sometimes, they arrive late.

$665M secured for Chicago tower

Construction Dive

Clark Construction will build the $761 million office high-rise, which is scheduled for completion in late 2020

How to check quality of concrete in jobs site

Construction Cost Estimating

The following precautions should be taken during preparation of good quality concrete: To build up a quality, durable and strong structure, the concrete that is used should contain standard quality. A good quality concrete should be stable, condensed, workable and cost-effective.

Australia’s Construction Market Poised for Growth

John Chaney

If there’s one thing the global construction industry expects, it’s the constant ebb and flow of economic change. Preparing for and managing the risks associated with those changes just comes with the territory. Recent focal shifts in Australia’s construction sector, as well as a rising population, indicate a coming sea change in infrastructure spending and development.

You Can't Improve Construction Safety from Inside a Filing Cabinet

How mobile technology can mitigate risk, save money, and provide a competitive advantage.

Las Vegas Raiders Not Gambling On Workplace Safety

FDR Safety

Las Vegas Sun : It’s 6 o’clock in the morning at the future home of the Raiders in Las Vegas and workers are about to begin their shift on the $1.8 billion, 65,000-seat domed stadium. But before the group of about 300 workers embark on a day’s work, they gather for a message: safety first.

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Dodge: Worker acceptance, IT integration top challenges to construction tech adoption

Construction Dive

While adoption remains a problem, a Dodge Data & Analytics survey found that mobile devices and applications with real-time connectivity can address contractors' cost-management issues

A Discussion on Change Management within Technology Adoption: the Good, the Bad and the Profitable

John Chaney

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series highlighting real customer stories shared during our Digital Contractor Roadshow events. Construction companies of all sizes and across all regions are realizing the need to adopt the latest technologies into their operations in order to keep up with demand and to remain profitable. However, this is easier said than done. The most prominent roadblock to technology adoption is resistance to change.

Greater Irvine Chamber Receives Presidential Award For Export Service

Business Facilities Blog

The President’s “E” Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. Read: Greater Irvine Chamber Receives Presidential Award For Export Service at BusinessFacilities.com.

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PC Walks for Heart Health

PC Construction Blog

This past weekend members of PC Construction’s Portland, Maine, office participated in the Southern Maine Heart Walk benefiting the American Heart Association’s local chapter. This marks the fourth consecutive year PC has taken part in. All Community Our Crew

California approves rail plan that includes $77B bullet train

Construction Dive

The final draft acknowledges that there is not enough money to complete the high-speed train's initial San Francisco Bay-area route

Empowering Project Management Professionals Through Technology—Part 2 of 5

John Chaney

Editor’s Note: This is Part 2 of a five-part series on Construction Project Management. Last week, we talked about the complexity of construction projects and the role of the project manager in managing the processes behind them. While the lifeblood of the construction company is the construction project, the lifeblood of the project is the people working on it. Hire bad people to manage and build the project? The results will be poor.

Keurig Green Mountain Creating New Facility, 500 Jobs In South Carolina

Business Facilities Blog

The coffee company will invest $350 million to build a new, state-of-the art roasting and packaging facility in Spartanburg County, SC. . Read: Keurig Green Mountain Creating New Facility, 500 Jobs In South Carolina at BusinessFacilities.com.

What Can AI Do For You?

ENR Construction

Designing a building, developing a constructible model from a design or working out how to go about constructing a complicated model are all tasks that already contain some degree of automation

Lost in the cloud? Get a provider to manage data

Construction Dive

Contractors' field equipment is generating a lot of data that can be used to streamline inefficiencies, if organizations have a way to harness, access and interpret the information

Where fun follows function. A new study reemphasizes the value of play in the workplace

BD+C

Perkins Eastman has released a highly annotated study that suggests that employees are more likely to be open to discovery when their workplaces are infused with a state of play, which the study’s authors define as engaging in activities for the pure enjoyment of the process

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CGI Creating 400 New Jobs With Louisiana Expansion

Business Facilities Blog

The global technology firm's expansion in Lafayette will benefit from an incentive package that includes a $5.3 million performance-based grant. Read: CGI Creating 400 New Jobs With Louisiana Expansion at BusinessFacilities.com.

First Cross-Laminated Timber Blast Tests Show Good Performance

ENR Construction

Cross-laminated timber structures remained intact under explosive loads well beyond their design capacity

Related proposes $1B dual-tower project in Chicago

Construction Dive

The waterfront buildings planned for the former site of the defunct Chicago Spire could break ground next year

Pairing Safety with Productivity

Construction Business Owner

In the construction industry, safety and productivity seem to compete for priority, but when viewed as a necessary pair, they work together to increase efficiency.

More Than One In Four Job Seekers Willing To Move For A New Job

Business Facilities Blog

San Francisco, New York City are top destinations for workers who want to move; Providence, RI and San Jose have the highest percentage of workers applying to other cities. Read: More Than One In Four Job Seekers Willing To Move For A New Job at BusinessFacilities.com.

Replacing an Iconic Los Angeles Bridge With a 'Ribbon of Light'

ENR Construction

A new structure that will replace the historic Sixth Street Viaduct required specialized falsework and will serve as an artistic connection

California logs 50K construction apprentices

Construction Dive

The state expects to have 100,000 active apprentices, many of them in the construction trades, by the end of 2020

U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters - vegetative roof assembly, Washington, D.C.

BD+C

Driven by Federally-mandated sustainable requirements, a 300,000 plus square-foot Vegetative Roof Assembly (VRA) was incorporated into the architectural design for the U.S. Coast Guard’s 11-level, 1.2 million square foot headquarters located in Washington D.C.

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Pratt & Whitney Creating 215 Jobs In Florida

Business Facilities Blog

The aircraft engine manufacturer will expand its operations in Palm Beach County, FL. Read: Pratt & Whitney Creating 215 Jobs In Florida at BusinessFacilities.com.

Construction Industry Women Seek Strategies, Allies To Boost Impact

ENR Construction

Nearly 700 at ENR record-attendance GWIC conference showcase next-generation talent and explore women's role as critical to industry growth

Worker shortage driving skilled-labor recruiting bonuses

Construction Dive

Bonuses range from a few hundred dollars to as much as $3,000 for a supervisor who can tap other labor sources

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John Deere to Offer Grade Guidance on Excavators

Construction Equipment

John Deere is adding grade guidance to some of its G Series excavators, beginning in 2019 with its 210G LC model. The system will be available on 350G (above) and 470G models later in the year.

The College Board Expanding In Virginia, Creating 120 Jobs

Business Facilities Blog

A grant from the Commonwealth Opportunity Fund will help the organization expand and retain more than 600 existing jobs at its Fairfax County, VA location. Read: The College Board Expanding In Virginia, Creating 120 Jobs at BusinessFacilities.com.

Investigators Explain Focus On Pre-Collapse Cracking In Florida Bridge

ENR Construction

The National Transportation Safety Board is studying cracks in diagonal members at both ends of the concrete truss bridge

Gilbane turns construction project into 'living lab' for students

Construction Dive

Wentworth Institute construction students have logged 4,500 hours learning about the building Gilbane is currently erecting on the Boston campus

OSHA Proposes Revision of Crane Operator Qualification Rules

Construction Equipment

OSHA has announced a proposed rule to increase the safety of America’s construction sites.

RoundPoint Creating 1,100 Jobs At New South Carolina HQ

Business Facilities Blog

The mortgage-servicing company will invest $34 million in a new corporate headquarters in York County, SC. Read: RoundPoint Creating 1,100 Jobs At New South Carolina HQ at BusinessFacilities.com.

ENR New England's 2018 Top Young Professionals

ENR Construction

The latest class of New England's young leaders show an impressive range of accomplishments

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